Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Holidays!

The holidays are here and what better way than to spend it with family, friends and fellow neighbors than over cooking?

This is my favorite time of year and its not because of presents... the tree... the lights... hot chocolate and 'Meet Me In St Louie'. It's the food that we celebrate with!

Most of my memories are the cookies my Great Grandmother Prida would make; Kolaczki's. 

She also used this nut filling and the brand SOLO for the fruit filling.  You can use fruit preserves as well but SOLO is tradition in my family.


1 lb. Butter softened
1 lb. Cream cheese
4 cups Flour
1/4 tsp. Vanilla
Mix all ingredients and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight. Keep cold through whole preparation. Roll out dough on a surface coated with confectioners' sugar. Cut squares from dough approximately 1 1/2 inches.
2 cups chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg white
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat egg white until frothy, add the rest of the ingredients. Use 1/2 teaspoon of filling to each square. Roll filled cookie starting at one corner to the next. Sprinkle filled cookies in confectioners' sugar before baking. Place on cookie sheet seam side down. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Sprinkle baked cookies again in confectioners' sugar.

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